The Big 7Tea, Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

The Big 7Tea, Celebrating 70 years of the NHS
May 4, 2018

What is the Big 7Tea?

The NHS is turning 70 this year and what better way to celebrate one of the nation’s most loved institutions than with a cup of tea?

But this will be more than just a regular cuppa. On and around 5th July, people up and down the country will get together to raise a teacup to our beloved NHS and raise funds for NHS charities.

You can host your own tea party and raise money for The Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, which supports all the hospitals across NHS Lothian

Host your own Big 7Tea tea party

How you plan your Big 7Tea is entirely up to you.

You can invite your friends round for a cuppa, brew up for your family, crack open the staff room tea bags, or commandeer the local village hall.

The NHS turns 70 on 5 July 2018 – but you can have your tea party whenever you like.

To get started, follow these simple steps:

Download your Big 7Tea materials

We’ve created printable bunting, posters, cake cards and lots more to make sure you have everything you need to host the perfect party. Choose the items you would like for your tea party, download them and then print them off. You can use the posters to promote your tea party and the bunting to decorate your venue. Get the ball rolling by downloading your Big 7Tea materials

Make your donation

Once the party is over, don’t forget to donate the money you raise The Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation. We will make sure all the proceeds from your Big7Tea go back to supporting your local hospital.

To make your donation online,

To make a donation by post, please make your cheque payable to ELHF and send it to:

Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, The Big 7Tea, Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

Spread the word

Firstly, you’ll need to decide where you’re going to host your tea party. It could be a local church, a town or village hall, or even your back garden! Make sure you have permission to host your party, then pick a date and time. Once you’re ready to go, start telling your friends, family and colleagues about your Big 7Tea using the posters and other promotional materials we’ve provided.

Enjoy the party

On the big day, you can celebrate 70 years of the NHS and raise money for The Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation in any way you like. You might choose to collect donations from your guests, or charge an entry fee for a raffle or quiz. You can make your party a quick morning cuppa or a whole day event – it’s up to you!